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Forgetfulness in Teens

Every time you ask your teen to do chores or homework, they may conveniently respond with how they “just forgot” to carry out your instructions. As they exhibit these signs of forgetfulness, life can become especially chaotic with the disorganization which ensues. Teens often have many responsibilities to juggle with their school work, extracurricular activities,…

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9 Types of Art Therapy

Not every teen responds the same way to therapy. It’s why receiving care at a treatment facility that uses several therapeutic modalities is such an advantage. There is no denying that being a teenager is stressful, and navigating a substance use or mental health disorder can be very confusing. It can be hard to find…

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Does Vaping Cause Secondhand Smoke?

If you’re wondering if vaping can become dangerous, the answer, unfortunately, is yes. It’s cleverly packaged to appeal to adolescents with fruity flavors and easy accessibility. While vaping doesn’t produce smoke, it’s still nicotine-based, and it’s still bad for you. The vapors produced by e-cigarettes – or vaping pens as they are known are harmful…

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3 Reasons Teens Commit Suicide

When a teenager commits the awful act of suicide, the first question people want to know is why they took their own life in the first place. Committing suicide during the teenage years becomes a devastating loss since a teen has their whole life to live. Discerning what happened to an emotional and hormonal teen…

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How Being Called “Fat” Affects Your Teenagers

Whether your teenager is a male or a female, many teenagers battle body image due to the judgmental opinions that other classmates, friends, or social media may offer them without any regard to their feelings. The teenage years are heavily influenced by what others think, which can carry into their adult lives. It isn’t easy…

Mental Health Awareness Month Interview with Dr. Daniel Edney

We sat down with Stonewater’s Medical Director and chief medical officer for the state of Mississippi, Dr. Daniel Edney, to discuss mental health awareness, the biggest challenges adolescents face today in regards to mental health and the importance of parents being proactive about warning signs. Mental health is often defined as one’s psychological or emotional…

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Bryan Fikes on the Landmark Recovery Podcast

If you learn that your kid needs an adolescent recovery center, it can feel like it’s the end of the world. Bryan Fikes, our CEO and one of the founders of Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, recognized this idea and discussed it on a recent episode of Landmark Recovery Radio. During this episode, he recounted his…

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Can Virtual IOP Help My Mental Health?

The reality is that these are challenging times. The teens around the country had to adapt their lives in different ways, including how they sought the help of medical professionals. Luckily, doctors and therapists have adapted quickly to provide virtual options for treatment, which have quickly become the new norm for many people. Specifically for…